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Prescriptions

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL10215, tabled on 11 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the review announced on 8 December 2018 into overprescribing in the NHS has concluded; and if so, (1) if it has reported, and (2) when the report will be published.

Answered on

24 November 2020

The work on the review into overprescribing, led by the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer for England, was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic because the majority of the participants have National Health Service clinical roles which had to take priority. Work has resumed and it is hoped the report will be finalised in the coming weeks for presentation to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care by the end of the year.

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